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Veterans Day 2020 Video & Remarks

Thank you to all who helped produce our 2020 Veterans Day Ceremony. Below is an excerpt from Executive Director Dr. Clay Mountcastle’s opening remarks during the Virginia War Memorial’s Veterans Day Ceremony, as well as the broadcast of the full ceremony. The year 2020 and a global pandemic continue to …

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Hero Highlight: Alan Brent Boffman

They Gave All TGA 5K presented by Loyalty Automotive Countdown to Veterans Day is sponsored by Woody Funeral Home & Nelsen Funeral Home As we “run apart to honor together,” we are highlighting heroes from across the Commonwealth who have bravely served.  At the Memorial, we always try to relay …

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Hero Highlight: Andy Dee Anderson

They Gave All TGA 5K presented by Loyalty Automotive Countdown to Veterans Day is sponsored by Woody Funeral Home & Nelsen Funeral Home As we “run apart to honor together,” we are highlighting heroes from across the Commonwealth who have bravely served.  Andy Dee Anderson always knew he wanted to …

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Hero Highlight: James “Jimmy” Guthrie

They Gave All TGA 5K presented by Loyalty Automotive Countdown to Veterans Day is sponsored by Woody Funeral Home & Nelsen Funeral Home As we “run apart to honor together,” we are highlighting heroes from across the Commonwealth who have bravely served.  Virginians have always been proud of their heritage. …

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Dwight Eisenhower: American Patriot

by Aaron Rodriguez, Virginia War Memorial Education Intern, Fall 2020. The analysis of President Dwight Eisenhower’s military expertise and political accomplishments reaffirms his status as one of America’s most patriotic presidents. From an early age, Eisenhower demonstrated a keen interest in military service, honing his mental and physical abilities in …

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Ask an Archivist Day

October is “American Archives Month,” during which the archival community works to educate the public and resource-providers about the work archivists do and why it is important. Today, October 7, 2020, archivists around the country are responding to questions from their patrons via social media and online communications. Heidi Sheldon, …

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Flag Exchange 2020

Earlier this September, Woody and Nelsen Funeral Homes delivered over 7,000 American flags to the Virginia War Memorial. The flags were collected from their annual flag exchange program hosted in May. Dignity Memorial, the parent company for both Woody and Nelsen, offered Richmonders the opportunity to exchange their old, torn or …

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The Missing Man Table

The Missing Man Table, sometimes referred to as the “Fallen Comrade Table,” is meant to remind viewers of those fallen, missing, or imprisoned U.S. Military Service Members. In honor of POW/MIA Day, Friday, September 18, a Missing Man Table is on display in the Robins Lobby of the Memorial’s C. …

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Pure Guts: Remembering Rocky Versace

Courage. Bravery. Selflessness. We use those words often here at the Virginia War Memorial. Patriotism and sacrifice are commonly mentioned as well. All of these words, and several more, are needed to effectively describe the nearly twelve thousand stories represented by names etched into the walls of the Shrine of …

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